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Midlothian Children's Services, 7 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1AG
£27,200 - £29,698 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


As part of the Care Experienced Children and Young People’s Funding from the Scottish Government, an amazing opportunity has arisen to support some of our Children and Young People who may be struggling with their attendance and attainment at school.

We are looking for 1 dynamic, forward thinking and solution focus Children’s Services Practitioners to be part of the wider team in addressing these issues of non-attendance at school, in particular the below 50% attendance.

You must be educated to HNC social care and SVQ Level 3 (children and young people) or equivalent with a relevant discipline, or be working towards the required qualifications for registration with the SSSC, with previous experience of working with young people in a residential setting and a commitment to continued professional development.

You will have sound knowledge base in relation to working with children and young people, attachment promoting, trauma based therapy, etc.

Travelling is integral to this role and you will be required to travel across Midlothian either using public transport, or your own car if appropriate, as required.

CLOSING DATE  Sunday 15th August 2021

INTERVIEW DATE 23rd & 24th August    2021

Job Advert

Position Title: Children and Families Practitioner                                 

Directorate:    Education, Communities and Economy              

Location:        Midlothian Children and Families Centre, 7 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith

EH22 1AG

Contract Status: Fixed Term until June 2022    

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern:  Monday – Friday         

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £27,200.39 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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